Monday, July 25, 2011

The thunder and rain this morning will hopefully give way to sun as the crew here at Soul is getting ready to drive to Gig Harbor for our day of photographing the families at Camp Agape. A number of the campers are returning so it will be wonderful to see friendly faces and meet those who will be attending for the first time. We have received support from our friends, Nanette and Ranjiv to underwrite our work with these children and their families who are fighting cancer. This will be my 4th visit and I will be joined by Kurt who has been with me the past two years and Bryce who joined us last year. We will each work with about 8 families and Megan and Hannah will handle all the organization and paper work. We are delighted to be staying for dinner this year as its the first day of camp and we don't want to miss any late arrivals. Shown here today is our pal Emily and her family at last year's camp.

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with two wonderful men at their wedding in Roche Harbor. It seemed like a magic day with the sun and loving families and friends surrounding them, but for me maybe the best part of it all was the kind and respectful attitude of all the vacationers who happened along during the ceremony. It brought tears to my eyes as I realized that when I started photographing weddings the atmosphere was so different and now I see the opening of hearts. I especially loved the two little girls in beach attire that came up to the grooms after the reception as we took a few more photos on a dock outside of the tent. The girls told the men that they thought the ceremony was just beautiful.

Keeping the families in Norway in my thoughts--- such unbelievable loss and grief. I hope they have many wonderful memories that will help them through this tragedy. Its hard to think that as possibly one prejudice starts to fade, other hatred rises to such horrific heights.

In love and peace, Lynette